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The Valley Irrigator
November, 1925

OBITUARY - WILLIAM R. GLOVER

WILLIAM R. GLOVER DEAD.

William R. GLOVER of Vale passed away Tuesday night [November, 10, 1925] at the Methodist Deaconess hospital at Rapid City [SD], to which place he was taken Sunday evening for an operation for obstruction of the intestines. The body has been taken to Vale where funeral service will be conducted today by Rev. C. D. ERSKINE of Sturgis.

Mr. GLOVER is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter, a father, John GLOVER of Vale, a sister, Mrs. Chas. WILSON of Newell, and two brothers, Day GLOVER of Vale and Rome GLOVER of Canada. He was born October 25, 1877, in Iowa.

WILLIAM R. GLOVER Laid to Rest at Vale.

The largest funeral ever held at Vale took place on Thursday afternoon when William R. GLOVER was laid to his final resting place. The services were held in the Vale community building. Rev. Carroll D. ERSKINE, pastor of the Sturgis Presbyterian church, officiated. The casket was covered with many floral emblems. The Alfalfa Lodge No. 197 of Odd Fellows attended in a body and in full regalia and conducted their ritual at the grave.

William R. GLOVER was born October 25, 1877, in Ringgold County, Iowa. He came to the Black Hills in 1887, was married to Lena WILSON (Carolina) at Sturgis in 1905.

He leaves a wife, three sons James, Raymond and Roy also one daughter, Hazel; his father, John GLOVER of Vale, and one sister, Mrs. Dell WILSON of Newell.

The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge at Vale. He was an exemplary citizen, a kind, good husband, a good brother, and a neighbor to all. He was a leader in the Vale community affairs and lent his influence for all good causes, and was highly esteemed by all for his character and integrity.

The pallbearers were Carl KOEPP, Nelson KINGSBERRY, Luther HILL, George SITZ, Lee SIMMONS and Edward PAYNE.

Friends were in attendance at the services from Sturgis, Newell, Nisland, Whitewood, Rapid City, Belle Fourche and other points.

The heartfelt sympathy of all is extended to the sorrowing relatives and loved ones in the great loss sustained. The deceased was ill only a few days and died during an operation at Rapid City.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
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Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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